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The Lark

131 Anacapa St, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-284-0370
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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131 Anacapa St, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, I completely agree with another reviewer - took the words right out of our mouths: resting on its laurels. Absolutely! We really want this place to succeed... but The Lark seems to just 'coast' lately (though they have all the right 'tools' at their...More

Thank Ready2Travl2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at The Lark last Thursday evening. We had a 7pm reservation. We got a little carried away at the wine bar across the street and were 30 min late. The hostess said they gave a 15 min grace period...More

Thank golfingmd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Simply outstanding in every way. My wife and I shared a crab gratin, lamb shoulder and duck liver mousse. Impossible to say which was Best, all were sublime. Nice friendly and professional service. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank malibuirishmike
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lark is located in The Funk Zone, an area of art galleries, shops and multiple sites for wine tasting in the heart of downtown SB. The food and service are extremely good! What made this unique is a 24-seat communal table where you can...More

Thank sfsmith1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the most imaginative preparations we’ve had in awhile. Fun,casual atmosphere and excellent service. Waitress and food servers were really knowledgeable. I wish I had more reasons to come to Santa Barbara

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend took me here for the first time for a special birthday dinner. The food and drink were amazing. The tables are family style and the place is loud so if you have trouble hearing, this isn't the best place for you. We talked...More

Thank djlemke2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great. The atmosphere fabulous and the cocktails are sublime (especially after 2 or ...) Difficult to get a reservation if you haven't planned ahead but sit at the community table. With a little patience you can nearly always get in. The food...More

Thank maryanne c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food in a a charming atmosphere. Had almost every dish on the menus and could not say which one was better. Will book a table for tomorrow right now.

Thank Truly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lively and buzzing restaurant on a Sunday night when we visited. My wife and I had a booking at 8pm but arrived at 7.30 to have a drink at the bar. The barman was welcoming and we enjoyed the view and atmosphere there so...More

Thank Benjamin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in from a few wine tastings in the Funk Zone without a reservation but found two seats at the communal table. This large table is in the bar, so be prepared for lively people talking above the very din they create. The food...More

Thank Bella518
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Questions & Answers
4 October 2017|
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Response from Skyler G | Property representative |
We open for dinner at 5pm, Tuesday - Sunday. Our sister restaurant Lucky Penny is open daily for lunch and will use our patio from 11am-3pm. We apologize for any confusion.
3 October 2017|
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Response from sle111 | Reviewed this property |
Well there were a ton of people seated at tables and eating.
Carrie W
28 September 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Anacapa St, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Public Transportation: Enjoy a train ride to Santa Barbara from southern or northern California and meet us at The Lark. No driving required.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-284-0370
  • E-mail
The Lark pays homage to the history of California train travel and tributes the treasured and long gone Santa Barbara Fish Market, built in the 1920’s as a commercial fish processing plant, shipping their seafood products throughout the state by rail. With an imaginative yet approachable menu created by the gifted Jason Paluska, The Lark celebrates everything found around Santa Barbara County – wineries, farms, ocean and natural beauty. The stunning design strives to connect to the past and the future, using discovered objects from the past and blending them with modern, urban and industrial materials to spectacular effect.
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